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Ahmad, Aijaz: Postcolonial theory and the 'post-' condition.

Philosophical discussion about posthistory, postmodernity and postcolonialism.


Aparicio, Rosa (Dir.): Manual para el diseño y gestión de proyectos de acción social con Inmigrantes. [Instruction manual for the design and management of social action projects with immigrants.]

Guidebook for the creation of programmes for the integration of immigrants.



Ball, Susan; Gilligan, Chris (Eds.): Visualising migration and social division: insights from social sciences and the visual arts.

Introduction to special number of the FQS magazine on the uses of visual methodologies to explore migration and social division.


Bhatia, Sunil: Acculturation, dialogical voices and the construction of the diasporic self.

A dialogical model is proposed to discuss the identity of diasporic communities from Third World countries in the First World Western ones. These people face continuous dialogical negotiations between feeling assimilated and separated. The process is permeated by issues of race, gender, colonization, and power.


Boal, Augusto: Aesthetics of the oppressed.

Theorisation about the aesthetic process and presentation of the Theatre of the Oppressed by its creator.



Carnacea Cruz, A. Lozano Canbara ,A (eds) (2011) Arte, intervención y acción social. La creatividad transformadora. ( Art, Intervention and Social Action. The transformative creativity) Madrid, Grupo 5.

This book compiles theoretical fundamentals on creativity, education, social intervention and art and a second part of actions on social intervention through art.


Castles, Stephen: Towards a sociology of forced migration and social transformation.

Discussion about the needs for an empirical sociological research on forced migration and its transnational dimension. This issue should be studied interdisciplinarily.


Childs, Peter; Williams, R.J. Patrick: An introduction to post-colonial theory.

Attempts at a definition of postcolonial theory. Discussions of postcolonialism as an historical period, postcolonial analysis in cultural production, and postcolonial education and knowledge production. 


Cronin, Bernadette; Roth, Sieglinde; Wrentschur, Michael (Eds.): A training manual for theatre work in social fields.

Training modules for theatre pedagogues and directors who work in social fields, including work with migrants, in several countries associated with the Twisfer network.






FONDGCAM: Manual digital de educación intercultural. [Digital instruction manual for intercultural education.]

Portal containing many resources on these subjects: basic concepts in culture and multiculturality, education and citizenship; multiculturality; globalization and migrations; human rights and interculturality; information and communication technologies; management of diversity; intercultural education; intercultural mediation as a methodology; from intercultural education to education for citicenship.


Franzé Mudanó, Adela; Casellas López, Lorenzo;  Gregorio Gil, Carmen: Intervención social con población inmigrante: peculiaridades y dilemas. [Social intervention with immigrant population: peculiarities and dilemmas.]

Description of the specificities of the immigrant condition that influence the difficulties in social integration. Discussion on how to reconcile a social protection system, focused on integration, with the required attention to the specific needs of the immigrant groups. Problems that arise in the design and management of social intervention.



Garau, Jaime (Coord.): Norma ONGCONCALIDAD. [NGO good practices standard.]

Standard for good practices in Spanish NGOs in the sector of social action.  


Garrido del Saz, Eva et al.: El diálogo intercultural a través del arte. [Intercultural dialogue through art.]

Guide elaborated by Cruz Roja [Red Cross] for intercultural dialogue and education with the aid of the arts. Includes methodological proposals.


Gilligan, Chris; Marley, Carol: Migration and divisions: thoughts on (anti-) narrativity in visual representations of mobile people.

Two sets of images are used to explore the question of what imbues an image with narrative content. From linguistic theory, the grammar of visual narrative is explored and related to the visual representation of immigration in Europe.


Giroux, Henry A.: Paulo Freire y las políticas del postcolonialismo. [Paulo Freire and the politics of postcolonialism.]

Discussion on Paulo Freire’s position in critical pedagogy, with a postcolonial discourse.


Gkobaris, Christos; Aigaioy, Panepistimio: Διαπολιτισμική εκπαιδευση και το διλημμα τον ‘πολιτισμικών διαφορών’. [Cross-cultural education and the dilemma of ‘cultural differences’.]


Gudykunst, William B.: Applying anxiety/uncertainty management (AUM) theory to intercultural adjustment training.

An intercultural adjustment training program, based on anxiety/uncertainty management theory and issues of individualism-collectivism.





Isayev, Elena: Future memory in place.

Description of a project in Swansea (UK), where school students and refugees engage in artist-led workshops that revolve around the issue of mobility and presence. The question open is how can belonging and identity be constructed with non-territoriality, with a condition of mobility.



Jermyn, Helen: The art of inclusion.

A research report on the neighbourhood renewal potential of arts intervention. A critique of a request for high-level outcomes is made, and a defence of testimonials of personal benefit by individual participants, with the argument of art for art’s sake as a background assumption.



Koettig, Michaela: Constructions of collective belongings through art by migrants from Cuba in Germany and South Florida.

Cuban immigrants to South Florida and Miami use art as a tool to help them deal with issues of adaptation and to strengthen past identity. The cases discussed are of individual visual artists.


König, Jutta: Moving experience: dialogues between personal cultural positions.

Presentation of a methodology for the assessment and coaching of multicultural individuals, based on the theory of the dialogical self. Multicultural individuals were asked to identify personal cultural positions and conduct a dialogue between them.



LaFromboise, Teresa; Coleman, Hardin L.K.; Gerton, Jennifer: Psychological impact of biculturalism: evidence and theory.

Review of literature on the psychological impact of being bicultural. A position is taken to favour the alternation model, where there is no prevalence of either of the cultural identities over the other. Presentation of a model of bicultural competence.


Leibfried, Stephan; Pierson, Paul: The prospects for social Europe.

The European Community’s role in the formation of social policy. Review of the current status and prospects.


Lerm Hayes, Christa-Maria: Unity in diversity through art? Joseph Beuys’ models of cultural dialogue.

Discussion of Beuys’ work and attitude in the light of relational aesthetics and other theories, as an example of dialogue between multiple participators.


López Fernández-Cao, M., del Río Diéguez, M., Iribas Rudín, A. E., García Lledó, G., Mollá Giner, M., Rigo Vanrell, C., Romero Rodríguez, J., Domínguez Rigo, M. and Navajas Seco, R. (2010), ‘Social functions of art: Educational, clinical, social and cultural settings. Trying a new methodology’, International Journal of Education through Art 6: 3, pp. 399–414, doi: 10.1386/eta.6.3.399_1

The fruit of the work of our research group, set up ten years ago at the Faculty of Education of the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, this article will present a review on how art can help and empower children and adults at risk of exclusión in different settings. The authors  have been working from an intercultural, gender-equity and social inclusion perspective, introducing methods of art therapy practice.


López Fernández-Cao, M. (ed.) Creación y posibilidad. Aplicaciones del arte en la integración Social. Madrid, Fundamentos.



Marxen, Eva: Arteterapia e inmigración. [Art therapy and immigration.]

Description of art therapy and discussion of the benefits of art therapy in the work with people from other cultures. Based on the author’s work with immigrants and refugees.


Matarasso, François: Use or ornament? The social impact of participation in the arts.

A full study of arts projects and their social impact.


Matarasso, François: The human factor. Experiences of arts evaluation.

Discussion of the experiential aspects of evaluating and being evaluated, in the field of art projects.


McEwan, Cheryl: Material geographies and postcolonialism.

Discussion on the incorporation of postcolonialism to the field of material geography. Suggestions for a postcolonial political practice.


Melero Valdés, Luisa (Coord.): La persona más allá de la migración. Manual de intervención psicosocial con personas migrantes. [The person beyond migration. Manual of Psycho-social intervention with migrants.]

The need to identify and explore unconscious prejudices of the workers with migrants, in order to achieve a space of safety and personal encounter with the immigrant patients, gives rise to a collective work that treats different aspects of personal growth, migrants, education, psychosocial intervention, mental health and necessary tools.


Munger, Frank W.: Social citizen as ‘guest worker’: a comment on identities of immigrants and the working poor.

Discussion of the decline of the welfare state of the poor in the USA, whose status is approaching that of the immigrants.





O’Neill, Maggie: Transnational refugees: the transformative role of art?

Discussion on the creation of a potential space for transformative possibilities, combining biography/narrative with visual arts, for the emergence of issues of transnational identity, home and belonging.


O’ Neill, Maggie; Phil Hubbard, Phil: Making the connections: arts, migration and diaspora regional network.


Report on the launch event of the network ‘Making Connections’, coordinated by the authors, a participatory action research project aimed at examining the transformative role of arts and culture in fostering the integration and the sense of belonging in new arrivers in the East Midlands (UK).



Pereda, Carlos; de Prada, Miguel Ángel; Actis, Walter (colectivo Ioé): ¿Cómo abordar el estudio de las migraciones? Propuesta teórica-metodológica. [How to address the study of migrations? Theoretical-methodological proposal.]

Sociological research on migration in Spain and methodological proposals (participatory action research).


Plataforma de ONG de Acción Social: Observatorio de Calidad – Buenas prácticas en ONGs. [Quality observatory: good practices in NGOs.]

A portal containing guidelines for quality management in the field of social action. Collections of good practices. There are publications, edited by the platform, on social projects available for download.





Rivière, Dominique: Identities and intersectionalities: performance, power and the possibilities for multicultural education.

A report on drama education and social identities in high school students in Ontario (Canada).


Ruiz de Lobera Pérez-Mínguez, Mariana: Inmigración, diversidad, integración, exclusión: conceptos clave para el trabajo con la población inmigrante. [Immigration, diversity, integration, exclusion: key concepts for work with the immigrant population.]

An attempt is made to define terms like migration, culture, diversity, integration and exclusion. A theoretical reflection is needed to clarify the concepts on which practical interventions are grounded.



SALTO (Cultural Diversity Resource Centre): Reflections based on ideas from intercultural competence round table. Rome, Italy, 24-29 May, 2009.

The result of the discussions in a round table, the document deals with tools for intercultural competence and is aimed for youth workers/leaders/educators in Europe.


Schwalbe, Annette: Body mapping with adults living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

Description of a work with dance movement therapy for the body mapping of AIDS/HIV patients in Kenya.


Simon, David: Separated by common ground? Bringing (post)development and (post)colonialism together.

Discussion of discrepancies between developmental policy and postcolonial theory, and examples of practices that approach the two.


Spoonley, Paul; Peace, Robin; Butcher, Andrew; O’Neill, Damian: Social cohesion: a policy and indicator framework for assessing immigrant and host outcomes.

Review of literature and indicators for the measurement of social cohesion between immigrants and hosts. Example of their applicability in a New Zealand policy context.


Stradling, Heather; Goodcare, Jonathan: Designing and Managing a participatory arts regeneration project.

Coordinated by Momentum Arts, the ‘Being Here’ project deals with socially excluded youth of deprived areas of Southend-on-Sea (UK), who engage in a participatory arts project, with performance, visual and digital arts, led by artists. The texts are written by the participants in the project.


Suess, Astrid: Arte, terapia y transformación social en la intersección entre postestructuralismo y teoría crítica. [Art, therapy and social transformation in the intersection between poststructuralism and critical theory.]

Discussion of the relevance of post-structuralism and critical theory for a contemporary art therapy practice. Examples of art therapy experiences carried out within these conceptual frameworks are put forth.



Tuning project: Tuning educational structures in Europe. Reference points for the design and delivery of degree programmes in occupational therapy.

Guidelines to describe occupational therapy higher education programmes and competences in Europe.





Várhegyi, Vera: Interkulturális adaptáció és a hozzá szükséges kompetenciák. [Cross-cultural adjustment and its competencies.]

Definitions and aspects of the adjustment process to new environments, predictors of adjustment, and competences for intercultural adjustment. Review commissioned by the Artemisszió Foundation, Hugary.



Ward, Colleen: Thinking outside the Berry Boxes: new perspectives on identity, acculturation and intercultural relations.

Theories on acculturation research are discussed. A proposal is made of three models that ‘think beyond’ John Berry’s framework: i. the issue of ethno-cultural identity conflict; ii. ethno-cultural continuity in long-term acculturation; iii. acculturating groups and tourist-host intercultural relations.


Wrentschur, Michael; Altmann, Peter: Theatre of the oppressed.

Theatre projects using Forum Theatre among other techniques are carried out by InterACT in Austria. One group is with the local population, to detect and examine racism and xenophobia. Another group is composed of asylum-seeking children from Asia and Africa, to strengthen their self-confidence and coping strategies to face this type of discrimination.